We've had some odd things happen with our garbageman, over several years. Some years ago, he started leaving the cans on the side of our (long) driveway, and the lids smack dab in the middle of the driveway. Yup--right in the middle. Every time. Even on days with no breeze.
I normally don't say much about
things such as that, but it became apparent after this happened a few times that this was intentional, so I did give a friendly call to the garbage service and said I have trouble bending, and the lids are always left in the middle of the driveway. They were understanding, and it hasn't happened since.
Then, this garbageman seems to want our cans to be absolutely spotless. One summer when I was outside at the time, he told me the "cans needed washing." I just smiled and said, "Okay." (Come to find out, even if there are a couple of pieces of gum wrappers or such, they are considered "dirty" by this dude). In the summer, I generally do wash and rinse them out, even using a little "Mr. Clean" inside to deodorize. But every couple weeks, one lid is still left off after garbage pickup, and no--the cans are far from being considered dirty, well, by anyone but this guy.
Today we woke up to 0 degrees. The windchill right now is probably at 5 to 10 degrees above 0. I went out to put the garbage cans away and found one lid was left off and put on the other can. Oh my stars--there was a little dried grease in the one can! Then, I noticed he had not picked up the recycling--just left it next to the empty cans.
No--the cans won't be washed til Spring--unless they want frozen garbage bags!
I know these aren't earth-shaking things. But I'm only pointing out that they can easily become little stressors, if we let them. I just have to laugh this off, and I'm still shaking my head, thinking, "Really??" Every year, I leave some Christmas gifts for this guy, just to be 'nice.' Yep, I still will this year, but have to wonder if Santa will leave him a lump or two of coal. He obviously has some issues--even the lady at the garbage service told me that.
Odd, but....what can I say? Anyway, don't let others' weird little quirks rile you, strange though they may be. It's not worth more pain. Been there--done that.
Have a good week!
"Pray as though everything depended on God.
Work as though everything depended on you."
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 11/17/2014 12:03:49 PM (GMT-7)